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 +| << [[geda:​gschem_ug:​introduction|Introduction]] ​ |  **[[geda:​gschem_ug|gEDA gschem User Guide]]** ​ |  [[geda:​gschem_ug:​main_window|The main window]] >> |
  
 +===== Running gschem =====
 +
 +<note tip>Are you looking for help with [[geda:​installation|installing gEDA]]?</​note>​
 +
 +**gschem** can be launched directly from your system applications menu: look for "gEDA Schematic Editor",​ which can be found in the "​Engineering"​ or "​Electronics"​ submenus on most Linux systems. ​ It can also be run by opening a schematic file (ending in ''​.sch''​) from a file browser window.
 +
 +Alternatively,​ you can run gschem from the command line using the ''​gschem''​ command. ​ You can run it without any arguments just to open a new, untitled schematic:
 +
 +<​xterm>​
 +gschem
 +</​xterm>​
 +
 +or you can specify the names of some schematic or symbol files to open:
 +
 +<​xterm>​
 +gschem mydesign.sch symbols/​resistor-1.sym
 +</​xterm>​
 +
 +If any of the schematic or symbol files you specify don't already exist, gschem will create a new, empty file with that name.
 +
 +gschem accepts several [[geda:​gschem_ug:​command_line|optional arguments]] that can be specified on the command line to alter its behaviour. ​ They are also detailed in the gschem manpage (which you can view by running ''​man gschem''​).
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